Olay Money Maker at Target- But Act Quick!

So I was just in sheer awe of the Olay inclusions in the Gift Card Deal. There literally must be at least 25-30 products included. There is at least one money maker I see but only good until tomorrow – as the coupon needed will expire 5/31.

Buy 2 Olay Foaming Face Wash Sensitive Skin 6.76 oz ($3.69) = $7.38
-$4.00 (use two $2/1 Any Olay Facial Cleanser or Complete Facial Moisturizer 5-2-10 PG x5/31
= $3.38 – $5 Gift Card Back wyb 2
= $1.62 Money Maker after coupons & Gift Card

Even if you didn’t have a coupon to your name it is easy to get a great deal:

Buy 2 Olay Refreshing Toner ($2.99) = $5.98
– $5 Gift Card back wyb 2
= .98 cents for 2 or .49 cents each after gift card

If you didn’t make it to Target today- maybe this picture will give you an idea of just how littered the Olay aisle is with Gift Card Deal signs. If you can make it by tomorrow – it is super easy to put together a nice deal and even aim for a bigger money maker with the Olay Rebate. So maybe you won’t be able to find 14 Foaming Facial Wash at $3.69 but there are other facial cleansers in the lower price ranges that should get you there if you have enough coupons. Here’s one idea:

BuyΒ 6 Foaming Face Wash ($3.69) = $22.14 AND 6 Age Defying Daily Cleanser $(4.69) = $28.14
= $50.28
– $24.00 (useΒ (12) $2/1 Any Olay Facial Cleanser or Complete Facial Moisturizer 5-2-10 PG x5/31
= $26.28 – $30.00 (get back six $5 Gift Cards)
= $3.72 MM -$20 MIR wyb $50 in Olay Moisturizers Treatments & CleansersΒ HERE x6/30
= $23.72 Money Maker after coupons, Gift CardsΒ & Rebate

You can also do these in separate transactions and roll your Gift Cards so that you don’t have to come out of pocket as much. You can buy the Toner for your deal too- as I should note that I found all these products listed on the Olay site under Cleansers. So you can even replace the $2.99 Toners with some of the products in the above scenario for an even bigger money maker. Here’s a few other products I saw $5.99 and under:

Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash with Aloe $4.49
Olay Age Defying Daily Cleanser $4.69
Olay 30 ct Express Daily Facials Cloths $4.49
Olay Daily Facials 30 ct Deep Cleansing Facial CLoths $5.99
Olay Clarify & Cleanse Daily Scrub $5.99
Olay Regenerist CLeansing Cloths $5.99
Olay Regenerist Daily Cleanser $5.99

And there are much more in the higher price ranges. Grab all the Olay coupons you can find and head on down to Target. πŸ™‚ Here’s a a roundup of some coupons and don’t forget- if you are using your P&G coupons you will need to do this by tomorrow!

$2/1 Olay Facial Cleanser or Complete/Active Hydrating Facial Moisturizer 5-02 PG x5/31
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, any – 05-02-10 PG x5/31
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer, any – Rouge, May 2010
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, any – 05-16-10 SS

ALSO: The Olay Quench Body Lotion is included in the Gift Card Deal too, however- this will not qualify for the rebate. But if you like the lotion it makes for a nice deal:

Buy 2 Olay Quench Body Lotion 8.4 oz size ($4.49) = $9.98Β 
– $2.00 (use two $1/1 Olay Body Wash,Bar Soap or Hand & Body Lotion 5-02 PG x5/31
= $7.98 – $5 Gift Card Back wyb 2
= $2.98 for 2 or $1.49 each after coupons and Gift Card

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  1. There are also $5 off olay regenerist moisturizer or cleanser coupons in the Year of Savings coupon booklets for those that have them. That would make buying 2 of the regenerist cleansers $3 moneymakers.

  2. olay website has the toner under their cleanser section:
    buy 2 toners @ 2.99ea and use two $2 facial cleansers= 1.98 get $5 gc

  3. Thanks Kerry!!! I only have one q…but, better than none…someone in my area or something happened with all the p and g inserts in May…I bought 4 papers that week and no insert! So at $2 a paper I have owe learned to check first!!! LOL πŸ™‚
    To Anon…are these Savings booklets still around and if so where would I obtain one? Thanks.
    Wow…Lily..thanks good find.

  4. I had thrown away a ton of coupons that I had not planned on using & would be expiring tomorrow. The Oil Olay ones were in the batch. Luckily they were still in my trash can, so I rooted through to find them. LOL I have 10 of the 2.00/1 & a bunch of the 1.00/1 so will be doing the deal. πŸ™‚

  5. Vickie, the booklets were from the ThankYouMom P&G rebate (http://www.thankyoumom.com/) which has been extended to June 15. You won’t get the booklet in time if you haven’t done the rebate already, but you can sometimes purchase the coupons or the booklets themselves from ebay. (Each booklet has I think 3 of the $5 coupons which begin expiring in July.)

  6. Vickie,
    That happened to me about a month ago. Bought 5 papers out of a local paper box…NO ads! I emailed the newspaper and they apologized and promptly sent me 5 sets of inserts. I emailed them Sunday night and they were in my mailbox on Tuesday! That’s what I call GREAT customer service. Maybe your paper company would do that for you, its worth a shot πŸ™‚

  7. When the coupons in Thank You Mom Booklet states “One per purchase”, does this mean, “One per transaction”??? Thanks

  8. Thanks…anon and Pansy…what a great blog…great advise and tips too. I didn’t really expect a reply as most times on other blogs I don’t get one…so I was pleasantly surprised when I just checked back in…I will call the paper…and, no I haven’t done the rebate yet. I live Palm Beach county and a newbie..new to Palm Beach and coupons too. THANKS EVERYONE.

  9. Kathryn, “one per purchase” generally means one per item purchased. So you can use multiple coupons in the same transaction but must have an item for each of those coupons. You’ll notice almost all coupons state “one per purchase.” A few coupons will say “one per transaction” and these coupons are the ones that can’t be used together in multiples. (Only a few manufacturer coupons have this wording, though target store coupons often have this wording.) It’s useful to bring along examples of each kind of coupon in case the cashier doesn’t know the difference. Though frankly, if you encounter this type of cashier, it’s 50/50 whether they will listen to you. Being nice, buying in reasonable quantities (and the fact that the coupons are not internet printables) generally helps. I’ve found with the Thank You Mom coupons, it’s also sometimes helpful to have the whole booklet with me so that I can show the cashier where the coupons came from. It seems to make the cashiers feel better about taking the coupons when they see the booklet.

  10. I swear this deal is going to make my head explode! I have two $2.00 coupons and four $1.00 coupons and I’m going to see if I can make this work. I don’t even need to make money on this. I’d be happy just to get everything free after gift cards and rebate. I’ll be the one in the beauty aisle with a glazed look in my eyes, my cell phone calculator going full speed, mumbling “free Olay, free Olay.” πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks so much, I was able to run AGAIN today to TARGET just 30 min before they closed and got 6 olay items 4 toners for 2.99 and 2 face washes for $4.49 more expensive than your store (I’m in IL), still good deal and I was able to use my 6 coupons in the last minute – THANKS again!

  12. Wow Kerry, you can only imagine my surprise to see this deal! I have 7 of the $2/1 and $1/1 for Olay, but I also found in my Olay batch, and I haven’t seen anyone else say anything about this one – but I have (4) Buy one Olay total effects facial moisturizer and get a total effects body wash FREE! I’m hoping to find this moisturizer in the deal so that I can not only get the gift cards but also get the body washes! That will just put the icing on the cake. Wondering if anyone else has these coupons and plans to use them as well. Thanks Kerry for your work!

  13. The $5 q’s in the Year of Savings booklet do not beep, I haven’t tried the $2 ones yet but I don’t anticipate a problem.

  14. Thank you soooo much. I saw this post :45 before my Target closed and dug out all of the coupons I could. I found 4 of the $2 and 9 of the $1. I had two $5 GC from the Smart Ones and an Extend-A-Clean, so I got (8) in two seperate transactions and am going to go back for an additional (6) tomorrow to qualify for the rebate. All for $0 OOP and keeping my original $10 in GC. You are my hero, basically.

  15. Does anyone know how long this gift card offer is valid for? Is any of the Olay bodywash qualifying for this deal?

  16. Target also has the little yellow boxes of Olay spf 15 facial lotion on sale for 1.49!!!! AND THEY QUALIFY FOR THE 2 FOR 5$ GC!!!! And I had 1$ off coupons for each! I spent 36$ tonight and got 60$ in GC! I used my Olay coupons, each set of 3 from PG insert x5, Sobe .50 cent coupons x 4 (only have 2 computers). I also purchased a few things that weren’t such good deals (Suave lotion, Benedryl). I was totally SHOCKED by the OLAY aisle. Go tomorrow and score some amazingly free deals with overage.
    BTW all of my Olay coupons beeped, but the cashier didn’t care, she pushed them through. I don’t know why they beeped, I bought 5 cleaners, 5 lotions, and 5 soaps–which is what was listed on the coupon. For what it is worth, all 4 of my Sobe coupons beeped too and those are Target coupons!

  17. Hey Nancy- no Total Effects from what I saw. It seems to be the Olay COmplete Line, Olay Quench, Olay Age Defying, Olay Regenrist (but only cleansers), and some Olay Classic. It was at the end of my trip though- hubby had called 3x asking how much longer I was gonna be- so take a look around and see what you find πŸ˜‰

  18. Hey RObin- if you are looking to make it just Free after coupons and rebate- shoot for 10 products totaling at least but as close to $50 as you can.
    $50 – $20 MIR
    = $30 – $8 (coupons you have on hand to use)
    = $22 left you need to cover which you can do if you earn 5 gift cards (would = $25) so you need 10 products.
    hth πŸ˜‰

  19. MIR says any facial cleansers, treatments or moisturizers- so if an item falls into that category- you should be fine. Although it may seem strange to have so many products included- Olay rebates are often like this. I am basing my rebate on how the items are categorized on their site and don’t anticipate a problem. The toner is also listed under facial cleansing.
    here are facial cleansing:
    here are facial moisturizing
    here are treatments (on this one I think they are all for the face- but I would double check the items in this category)

  20. I just got 8 of the toners,and the coupons beeped,but the young male cashier said that he was not worried about it and pushed them through! I plan on getting 8 more this evening to finish out for the rebate. Thank you so much for this deal!

  21. Went to Target this morning, coupons beeped on the face wash and toner. Cashier said had to be the one pictured on the coupon other wise if it beeps they can not take it. Oh well worth a try I guess.

  22. Coupons beeped for me too- but I offered to pull up the Olay site on my phone to show the products were categorized under facial cleansing- but they did not make me do it. They were in agreement that if I wanted to use the $2/1 on a moisturizer- it had to be from the “Complete” line, but that if it was a cleanser it could be from any Olay line. I wish everyone luck!

  23. the toner was 3.29 at my store so I just got the face wash at 3.69.. their toner is not good.
    my $2 coupon beeped two. they put it thru though…
    thanks for the great deal!!

  24. The coupons all beeped for me also, but the cashier pushed them through any ways. Here’s what I did, I brought my hubby with me so we each could have 5 purchases. We did each purchase seperate to minimize our out of pocket expense, so here are the grand totals. Together we bought 10 Toner’s at 2.99 each and 6 cleansers at 3.69 each. We rolled over our gift cards and had $13 in coupons. Before we even submit this for the Olay rebate, we spent nothing out of pocket all together; we’re actually ahead by 2.32 at this point. (We made sure the purchases we had coupons and a gift card had other sale items with them, so the transaction would be complete) Then getting the $20.00 rebate will make this a $22.32 money maker. Plus we have $10 in gift cards to start the next round of gift card deals! Thanks so much for posting this great deal!

  25. The coupons beeped on the cleanser and toner for me so the cashier called the manager over and the manager said push it through. Thanks!

  26. Kerry, thank you so much for your instructions. I checked back here this morning before I headed out for the day and after I read your comment, I thought, well that’s easy…I can do that! I don’t know why it was so confusing to me at first. I ended up with 10 products for $50.70, had $9.00 in coupons (I found another $1.00 coupon RP 4/16), got 5 gift cards = $25.00 and with the $20.00 rebate I make $3.30 which just covers my sales tax. Not a money maker but a ton of free Olay

    My Target lets you select the gift cards you want to put your $5.00 on, so I selected one wedding gift card that comes with a free silver gift box and matching ribbon, and a gift card that comes with a free Target reuseable bag. More free stuff!

  27. I did this deal today and it worked like a charm. I bought 2 foaming facial cleansers and 2 regenerist cleaners. Used Two $2/1 qs, Two $5/1 qs and spent $6 but got back $10 in gift cards. Thanks. This was an awesome deal. πŸ™‚

  28. i bought facial “scrub” instead of the other face cleaners, and my target would not accept ANY of the cupons, i was more than welcome to call the customer relations dept, but… go figure some places are closed… πŸ™ i am more than welcome to call them tomorrow – go back to the store and talk to someone there, AFTER the coupons expire! the cashier actually was allowing them to be accepted, but the Manager stoped her! πŸ™

  29. I did this deal, I bought 10 Olay and used 10 coupons from the P&G coupon book that were $5.00 off. I also bought 4 packages of lightbulbs and 6 Shouts.My bill came to $90.00. My out of pocket came to $13.00, I saved $81.00. Plus I got 4 $5.00 Target gift cards and I’m sending in for the $20.00 rebate. In the end I got $90.00 in product and made almost $30.00. GREAT DAY!!!!!

  30. My husband has been to our Target THREE times trying to get this deal for me! I quit going because they will argue every little thing even if the coupon says ANY and make me wait forever (I have small children=bad idea to wait around for an hour.). They’ll still say you have to purchase the item pictured. Arrggh. He’s on his way back NOW with screenshots that I took of the Olay website showing 38 cleansing products in the hopes of convincing them that way. I don’t expect much success. I LOVE these deals because Target often has things that don’t pop up at Rite Aid, CVS or Walgreens, etc. It just seems as though I can NEVER take advantage of them. They also like to argue that one coupon per purchase means one per transaction. I wonder if it would help to contact corporate? Worked for me at Rite Aid…any thoughts?

  31. “Toner is not cleanser.” Ugh. They wouldn’t believe me when I said it was under cleanser on the Olay website and I don’t have internet on my phone. I walked out without buying anything.

  32. FYI, to whoever asked. Body washes ARE included at my Target for $3.69. (I’m in Western WA).

  33. I got rejected on $13 worth of coupons because my items did not match the one item pictured on the coupon. I have a love/hate relationship with Target and am so tired of the snotty responses from the checkout supervisors I could just scream! I attempted to explain that not each one of the facial cleaners and moisturizers could be pictured on the coupon and it did say ANY of these, while she insisted that I HAD to buy what was pictured to use the coupon. Corporate will be hearing from me in the morning once again. She also told me that they didn’t have to take ANY of my coupons, their discretion. I think Target should stop calling us “guests” because they treat couponers more like theives than guests and I don’t really need an 18 year old to explain to me how to use a coupon when she wouldn’t even read it before refusing it. When I politely asked for the supervisor, she smiled and said, “How can I help you?” I could not believe this was happening AGAIN!!!!

  34. ejmeyer, or anyone else — where are the $1.49 spf 15 facial lotions located? I could not find them anyplace at my target, and i looked both in the olay cosmetic aisle and by the olay body washes, as well as by the travel sized items.

  35. Kerry – I am thinking she made a typo. She didn’t specify a size, although given the price of other Olay lotions in yellow boxes, i’d say it would HAVE to be a trial size.

  36. maybe πŸ˜‰ I will admit that when I went back in to finish my rebate yesterday I made a mad dash for the travel size Olay soap and scanned it JUST IN CASE! but a no go- LOL.

  37. haha — as did I, Kerry. It can’t hurt, right? Although I hate shelf-clearing, I might have done so myself if it was eligible.

  38. Loving this deal…dumb question though πŸ™‚ Like most in this situation I’m sure, I had to buy 14 items to meet the $50 rebate requirement & there are only 8 lines for UPC codes on the form. I know that some companies can be real sticklers for following protocol on the forms – should we write codes on the back? additional sheet of paper? or just include a quantity after the UPC code? Thoughts? πŸ™‚

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